Our primary mission revolves around Sight & Hearing disabilities. On a Local Level through the Northwest Lions Hearing Foundation the Lions help hearing impaired citizens. Because of the desperate need for help with hearing loss the Northwest Lions Hearing Foundation offers 3 Programs that provide very low cost hearing aids to low income individuals in our community. Every infant born in Clark County has their hearing screened because of a grant initiated by Lion Rex VonKrohn, who passed away in 2004 and Audiologist Nancy Bowen a member of Columbia Crest Lions. The Lions are a funding source of last resort and will help those who other wise could not enjoy the benefits of better hearing. Our Foundation is comprised of representatives from the 13 clubs in Clark County and the Woodland Lions Club and meets at the Washington State School for the Deaf at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month.

Requirements for assistance are:

Program One:

  • Residents of Clark County Washington or the greater Woodland area for a minimum of 1 year
  • Income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
  • Have no other source of funding
  • Supply a current audiogram
  • Have a hearing loss classified as moderate or worse
  • Supply photo ID and proof of income
  • Complete an application for hearing assistance

Program Two:

  • Residents of Clark County Washington or the greater Woodland area for a minimum of 90 days
  • Income less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
  • Have no other source of funding
  • Supply a current audiogram
  • Supply photo ID and proof of income
  • Complete an application for hearing assistance

Program 3:

  • Residents of Clark County Washington or the greater Woodland area for a minimum of 30 days
  • Income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline
  • Have no other source of funding
  • Supply a current audiogram
  • Have a hearing loss classified as moderate or worse
  • Supply photo ID and proof of income
  • Complete an application for hearing assistance

The application can be down loaded here. Hearing Assistance Application or picked up at Secretary Rick Giles office 8317 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA. Corner of Mill Plain & Lieser Rd, 2 lights west of Southwest Washington Medical Center.

Applications received by the Monday before the meeting will be reviewed. Applicants who submit complete applications accompanied by a current audiogram will be notified in writing within 10 business days of the meeting of the decision of the Foundation.

Other Funding Sources

Starkey Hearing Foundation:

Current application and requirements can be found here: Starkey Hearing Foundation

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